By Toba Ajisafe
The State Government of Osun has said the activities of vandals on some government facilities especially Streetlight installations has become worrisome and will be addressed aggressively in no distant time.
The lamentation was part of deliberations of members after the weekly meeting of State Executive Council presided over by the Deputy Governor, Mrs. Titi Laoye-Tomori held on Wednesday.
Decisions of the council about the development of things in the state were conveyed through a release made available to OSUN DEFENDER by the Media Adviser to Governor Rauf Aregbesola, Mr. Sola Fasure on Thursday.
The statement reads, “Council received report that street light cables are being vandalised, plunging roads in parts of the state into darkness at night and undermining the constant efforts of the government at illuminating the streets.
“Council strongly condemns this act of sabotage. Council therefore urges law enforcement agencies, neighbourhood watch associations, traditional rulers and residents to be vigilant and watch out for the activities of vandals, protect public infrastructure and prevent further acts of vandalism of street lights.
Aside the issue of Streetlights, the state cabinet also addressed other sundry issues in the State.
The Council however announced the set up of a five man committee to look into commercial purposes that Osogbo Sports Stadium is annexing.
“The committee’s mandate will be to determine the current status of the stadium; ascertaining what commercial uses the stadium is being put to currently; what are the revenue potentials of the stadium and if these are being realised and make recommendations on how best to optimise the revenue generation potentials of the stadium.”
Meanwhile, Council commended the sense of sacrifice of the members of Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), and other unions working in government hospitals across the State for returning to work and the smooth healthcare delivery.
The statement added that “Council ratified the selection of Prince Agunsoye from Agunsoye Ruling House as the Elegboro of Ijebu Jesa, in Oriade Local Government Area.”
“The stool of Elegboro became vacant following the departure of the last Elegboro, Oba Felix Taiwo Aribisala Ajigiteri II on March 9, 2017.”
“Prince Agunsoye was selected among the five princes that contested to be Elegboro and received the unanimous votes of the kingmaker. Council congratulates him and wishes him a peaceful, prosperous and successful reign,” Fasure concluded.